Arts & Culture

Readers defend parents who disapprove of cohabitation

DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, "Against the Tide in New Jersey." He said his "independent, intelligent, loving" daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and had recently moved in with them. The man also said he and his wife approve of the young men.

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Bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies

JACKSON, Miss. -- A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years -- a reminder of the hard work that guided his own life.

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Natural elements combine in kinetic mobiles for new display

The exhibit, "In Perfect Balance -- Art in Motion," featuring new kinetic mobile sculptures by Little Rock artist Gerald Lee Delavan, will be displayed during July in Alison Parsons Gallery, 802 Central Ave. A special reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, in conjunction with Gallery Walk, and Delavan will be present to speak with guests.

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Brash comic Jack Carter dies at 93

LOS ANGELES -- Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home, a family spokesman said.

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Hot Springs Village artists featured at AWG in July

Artwork by both Pat Langewis and Jim Reimer will be showcased during the month of July at Artists' Workshop Gallery, 610-A Central Ave. The holiday weekend will begin with Friday's Gallery Walk, when they will be present to talk about their art with visitors from 5-9 p.m.

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